Detective Pikachu will shock its way into theaters this summer, and the Internet is already obsessed with the live-action venture. After years rolling out video games and anime projects, Pokemon is turning to Hollywood to undertake a new journey, and the world of live-action pocket monsters has only just begun.
If you are eager to get a close-up look at your favorite Pokemon, then you are in luck. The team at The Pokemon Company are looking to the franchise's popular trading card game to unveil new looks at the film's creatures. From Charmander to Machamp, a slew of live-action Pokemon are getting their own cards, and ComicBook.com has collected them for you.
Below, you can find close-up stills of all the Detective Pikachu cards released so far. The promotional pieces showcases new stills of each Pokemon while detailing trivia about each monster. Not only do these cards give individual looks at each live-action monster, but they tease several new creatures Detective Pikachu has not spotlighted in trailers yet such as Ditto and Slaking.
So, which of these live-action Pokemon is your favorite...? Let me know in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB to talk all things comics and anime!
Want to know more about Detective Pikachu? You can check out the project's official synopsis below:
"The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe."
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